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Infrared Warning System Development - From PWS To SPIRTAS
Author(s): Jeremy M. Topaz
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Paper Abstract

Infrared sensors can detect objects by means of their thermal radiation contrast with the background. Systems to warn of the approach of threats, such as personnel, missiles etc., can be built using these sensors. The requirements and design choices of warning systems differ in many respects from those of thermal imaging systems. This paper describes two IR systems which were developed for warning purposes - the PWS, designed to detect intruding personnel and SPIRTAS, a system to protect ships by warning of the presence or approach of surface craft, airplanes and missiles.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 November 1987
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0819, Infrared Technology XIII, (10 November 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.941809
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Jeremy M. Topaz, El-Op Electrooptics Industries Ltd. (Israel)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0819:
Infrared Technology XIII
Irving J. Spiro, Editor(s)

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